Archive for May, 2006

More Control with version 1/2

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

It’s here. The next version of Remote Control. It has the version number 0.5. Why the jump from 0.1 to 0.5? Because I think it is a major step towards 1.0.

This version is inspired by the feedback and comments of a lot of people. Special thanks go to John Evans, Axel Rauschmayer and Andrew James. The code was developed in the presence of the great new Red Hot Chili Peppers album.

So what’s in? (more…)

Take Control with Remote Control

Friday, May 12th, 2006

RemoteControl Some weeks ago I commented that I will release an app which provides a way to control applications with the Apple Remote control. I also said that it will be out in a few days.

Well. For a number of reasons it took way longer to bring this out than I initially thought. With the help of Gerald Leeb to finish things up I’m happy to announce the first (early) beta of RemoteControl.

A word of warning. It’s far from being a final version but it shall be stable enough to play around with it. This beta includes some basic scripts to control VLC, Powerpoint and the Preview application. It also includes an incredible cool game called “Guess the number” :-).

If you have a Mac with a Remote Control download the app today, help us by giving feedback and tell us about the scripts for your favorite app.

GrandPerspective Universal Build

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

Today a new version of GrandPerspective has been released. GrandPerspective is a free tool which visualizes in a very innovative way which files on your hard disk take the most space. Eriban, the author of GrandPerspective, also updated the code to be Intel compatible. Unfortunately there is only a PowerPC version for download right now. Well - I hate running PowerPC programs on my Intel Mac.

It was easy to create an empty XCode project add the sources and Nibs to make an universal build. GrandPerspective Universal Download

Note: I only did a build of GrandPerspective. I’m not involved in any means in the development of GrandPerspective. Therefore I can not help with any bugs in there :)

(I’ve tried to reach Eriban to tell him about the universal build. Unfortunately I am unable to create a sourceforge account to leave a comment :(. If anyone knows the email address of Eriban please drop him a line.)

Update: I finally got an email from sourceforge and was able to send Eriban an email.

Apple Remote Control Source Updated

Sunday, May 7th, 2006

I just uploaded the latest revision of the source to integrate the Apple Remote in your own Cocoa applications. The sample application (as binary) is also updated.

Among the new features is the recognition of “Menu Hold” and switching of remote controls. Check out the source code page for more details and upgrade hints.

I also listed applications (that I know) that support the Apple Remote Control in their apps.

And a first beta of another application will be out really soon….

Blog Reboot

Saturday, May 6th, 2006

It has been very quiet here over the last few weeks. Besides some comments I haven’t taken time for the blog. New and old things needed much of my attention. I’ll try to change this to keep this blog more constantly running.

As a start of this new area I changed a couple of things. (more…)